Oct 21, 2017
By Bob Sheppard
There’s a new, more effective vaccine to fight against shingles.
Glaxo-Smith-Kline has had its new drug approved by U.S. regulators.
Studies found that the new Glaxo drug prevents the painful shingles virus in about 90 percent of people.
A drug that’s been produced by Merck for about a decade is effective in about 50 percent.
Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus and can remain dormant for many years in anyone who has had chickenpox.
Health officials recommend everyone over 40 get a shingles vaccine..